For this look, I used shades from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette to create a soft, plummy effect on the eyes.
Note: I used the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and the brush that comes with it to create this look. You can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades to re-create this look (if you don’t have the Naked 3 palette), along with any similar brushes in your kit.
Here’s how to re-create this look:
Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.
Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original (clear)
Lid: Urban Decay Limit eyeshadow (light matte pale pink-rose)
Crease: Urban Decay Nooner eyeshadow (medium matte pink-brown)
Outer lid: Urban Decay Darkside eyeshadow (dark satin taupe-mauve)
Centre of Lid: Urban Decay Buzz eyeshadow (pale glittery icy pink)
Highlight: Urban Decay Strange eyeshadow (pale matte neutral cream)
Upper Lashline: MAC Pro Longwear Fluid Line in Looking Good (deep pearly burgundy-plum)
1. Apply Primer Potion over the lid as a base. You can use your fingers or a synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242) for applying the primer potion.
2. Use the paddle part of the fluffier/blender end of the brush (or a crease/blender brush, like the MAC 217) to pat Limit on the lid.
3. Apply Nooner in the crease of the eye with the fluffier/blender end of the brush (or a crease/blender brush, like the MAC 217). I alternated between using the tip and the paddle part of the brush to blend out the colour in a windshield wiper motion.
4. Use the paddle part of the fluffier/blender end of the brush (or a crease/blender brush, like the MAC 217) to gently pat Darkside into the outer lid. Take this very slightly into the outer v as well. This step adds extra depth to the eyes.
5. Take a little of Buzz eyeshadow onto the smaller, flat end of the brush (or a flat shader brush, like the MAC 239). Gently pat a thin line of Buzz in the centre of the eye, just above the line from your pupil. This step adds a little extra dimension to the eye – particularly nice when using mostly matte eyeshadows in a look.
6. Use the fluffier/blender end of the brush (or a crease/blender brush, like the MAC 217) and sweep Strange on to the browbone to highlight. Take this down into the inner corner as well to brighten the eye. Again, I alternated between using the tip and the paddle part of this brush to blend out the crease colour in a windshield wiper motion.
7. Take a bent eyeliner brush (e.g. Sonia Kashuk bent liner brush) and draw a line of Looking Good gel liner along the upper lashline. Try to keep the line thinner on the inner part of the lashline and thicker as you get closer to outer lashline to really shape the eye. Flick the line out slightly at the outer lashline edges to lift and give the eyes an exotic twist.
8. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
One more picture of the finished look: